Daddio’s Diner to hold gathering in support of cook’s family

BATAVIA – Daddio’s Diner will hold a gathering Monday in support of head cook Felipe Cuanetl, whose family members were among those killed over the weekend in a two-car crash in Aurora.

“He is well loved,” Daddio’s Diner owner Scott Beltran said. “People in this town have big hearts.”

The crash occurred about 11:49 p.m. Sunday on Broadway Avenue, south of Hazel Avenue, Aurora.

Killed in the crash were Cuanetl’s mother, Andrea Moyotl, 77, and sister, Rosa Cuanetl, 57, both of Montgomery.

According to Aurora police, Oscar Rodriguez, 28, of Aurora, was driving north on Broadway Avenue, just south of Hazel Avenue, when he apparently crossed into the southbound lanes and hit a 2006 Chrysler Town and Country Minivan in which Cuanetl, Moyotl and five other people occupied, all of whom suffered severe injuries.

Rodriguez was killed in the crash. Several of those injured in the van are Cuanetl’s family members.

Felipe Cuanetl started working at the restaurant 12 years ago, when it was called Kathy’s Diner and owned by Kathy Rapp.

Terry and Scott Beltran purchased the restaurant in 2007.

“Not only do we value his abilities, we value him as a person,” Scott Beltran said.

The couple will host the gathering from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Daddio’s Diner, 134 W. Wilson St., Batavia, and coffee and refreshments will be served.

A memorial fund also has been set up with BMO Harris Bank for the Cuanetl family.

Anyone can go to any BMO Harris Bank location and ask to give towards the Cuanetl Memorial Fund, which will go toward medical and burial expenses for the family.

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A gathering in support of head cook Felipe Cuanetl, whose family members were among those who died in a car crash, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Daddio’s Diner, 134 W. Wilson St., Batavia, and coffee and refreshments will be served.